Wealth Management

Our robust investment research, integrated Web-based financial planning tools, and leading advisory platform can help position you as the source of trusted, unbiased wealth management advice.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Fee-Based Programs

We sponsor and operate a complete spectrum of advisory products, from turnkey wrap programs to separately managed accounts (SMAs) to advisor-directed programs with an open architecture. Get access to programs for all types of clients and advisors.

Insurance

Whether you focus on insurance or deliver occasional insurance solutions from time to time, we give you the ability to meet your clients’ annuity, life, long-term care and disability insurance needs with top-ranked products.

Trust

Provide personal trust services to your high net worth clients, and choose from a selection of reputable vendors.

Retirement Solutions

Whether you are solving for executive retention, sheltering employees’ income from taxes, providing them with a retirement savings vehicle or solving for the limitations of a current plan, we have the depth and breadth of expertise and services to help you deliver comprehensive strategies and solutions.

Retirement Plan Specialists

If you do not normally advise on retirement plans, or if a retirement plan opportunity requires specialties outside of your experience, our consulting third-party administrator can help you win retirement plan business through customized solutions.

Retirement Practice Consultants

If you are looking to grow your retirement plan business, run it more efficiently, or wish to go beyond opportunistic support, our consultants deliver training and best practices to equip you with the resources you need to manage plans effectively.

Guided Retirement Solutions

Our online gateway to growing your retirement plan business is your first stop for help identifying retirement plan opportunities, industry insights and best practices, and strategies to get you started in this multitrillion-dollar marketplace.

Plan Advice & Consulting Program

Enter into a fee-based consulting relationship with your plan clients through the Plan Advice & Consulting Program. As an approved advisor who focuses on employer-sponsored retirement plans, you can offer customized advice and consulting services to plan sponsor clients.

Investment Research and Due Diligence

For independent advisors, it can be challenging to stay up-to-speed with an ever-expanding universe of investment products and regulatory changes. We have a dedicated team of due diligence analysts—the only team of its kind in the independent broker-dealer space—whose only function is to review and perform due diligence on packaged products and services. Part of our team includes SK Research, an industry leader in alternative investment programs. Benefit from their experience to help you to provide sound, informed investment recommendations to clients.

Wealth Management University

Clients do their research. Credentials matter when you’re articulating your value in a competitive marketplace. That’s why we offer Wealth Management University (WMU). It’s one of the most advanced educational programs in the industry, designed to position you as a wealth expert, increase certifications and provide ongoing learning opportunities.

CWS Program

The Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) designation from Cannon Financial Institute offers the technical financial concepts needed to competently serve clients on 13 key wealth management issues, as well as implementation skills to confidently apply that knowledge in client interactions.

CRC Program

The Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) designation from the International Foundation for Retirement Education® (InFRE), the program offers multiple perspectives on how to help both private- and public-sector clients with retirement planning, investment and income distribution issues.

AIF Program

The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from fi360 helps deepen your knowledge around your role as a fiduciary and build consistent, prudent practices into your client experience. The AIF Capstone program helps you develop a process-driven approach to working with clients.

Masters Courses

Masters courses are available if you already have a CWS or other comprehensive designation. These courses allow instructors to build out two-day programs that go deeper and provide advisors with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills through peer exercises.

Advanced Planning Group

Tax and Legal Updates

Interact with our team of highly-credentialed legal and tax professionals, who keep you informed on tax code changes and legislative updates.

Wealth Transfer Strategies

Get expert guidance for estate preservation and legacy planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable giving, wealth replacement, intra-family transfers and gifting.

Succession Planning

We’re ready to assist you and your business clients with buy-sell agreements, employee fringe benefits, split-dollar arrangements, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and key person insurance.